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Tuxford Africa - Our Story

1936
Mar 10

1936 – Grandfather Tuxford

1936 – Grandfather Tuxford

Grandfather Tuxford owed Garages and Triumph and Rover dealerships serving the local Nottingham community, which is still in the family.

1960
Mar 10

1960’s – Dad Tuxford was running cattle transporter

1960’s – Dad Tuxford was running cattle transporter

Dad Tuxford was running cattle transporter, carting cows from Nottingham Market across the country in battered old trucks that sputtered with exhaustion as they hit 25mph.

1970
Mar 10

1970’s – Dad started to buy trucks

1970’s – Dad started to buy trucks

1970’s – Dad started to buy trucks and break them up for spares that he would sell locally and to Exporters.

1975
Mar 10

1975 – Beginning of Tuxford Export Trade

1975 – Beginning of Tuxford Export Trade

1975 – Beginning of Tuxford export trade – Dad pulled an engine out of an old crane he was scrapping, and placed an ad in ‘Resale Weekly’ publication over time he received a letter from Hong Kong wishing to purchase the engine. The sale took 3 months to complete due to passage of mail in those days.

1980
Mar 13

1980’s – Hong Kong, Malaysia & Khartoum

1980’s – Hong Kong, Malaysia & Khartoum

1980’s – Dad was shipping used vehicles and spares to Hong Kong, and he also did a little business in Malaysia and supplied Bedford trucks to a family bakery in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

1983
Mar 13

1983 – Richard Tuxford -16 year old

1983 – Richard Tuxford -16 year old

1983 – Richard Tuxford joined his Dad in the business as a 16 year old earning £48 a week to learn the trade.

1987
Mar 13

1987 – Words of wisdom & a loan

1987 – Words of wisdom & a loan

1987 – Richard Tuxford got itchy feet and want to go on his own. So with some cherished words of wisdom from my Father and £5,000 loan from his mother, Richard ventured out into the business world on his own and RC Tuxford Exports (Tuxford’s) began operations. To this day, Richard still owes his Mum £5,000.

1988
Mar 13

1988 – a foothold in Europe

1988 – a foothold in Europe

1988 – After continual trips into Europe, Tuxford’s gained a foothold supplying goods into Europe including the Netherlands, Denmark and Belgium.

1989
Mar 13

1989 – Foothold into Asia

1989 – Foothold into Asia

1989 – Tuxford’s establishes a Foothold into Asia – My first Customer was Lim, in Singapore, and through word of mouth and good service, I started to make waves in the asian market. Singapore became my gateway to Asia.

1990
Mar 13

1990 – Tuxford’s establishes a Foothold into the Middle East

1990 – Tuxford’s establishes a Foothold into the Middle East

1990 – Tuxford’s establishes a Foothold into the Middle East, which started in cities, such as Zarqa, in the north-east of Jordan, which is a free-zone making it more attractive to international investors and industry.

1993
Mar 13

1993 – Tuxford’s establishes a Foothold into the South America

1993 – Tuxford’s establishes a Foothold into the South America

1993 – Tuxford’s establishes a Foothold into the South America – with bases in Peru and Chile. We were leaders in the South American used parts business and Peru’s biggest exporter of second hand vehicle components.

1995
Mar 13

1995 – Tuxfords began dealing with clients in the African continent

1995 – Tuxfords began dealing with clients in the African continent

1995 – Tuxford’s began dealing with clients across the African continent from Western Sahara to Somalia, and from Egypt down to Cape Town, South Africa.

1999
Mar 13

1999 – Tuxford’s Moved to Calverton

1999 – Tuxford’s Moved to Calverton

1999 – Tuxford’s Moved to it new 24 acres Calverton premises, on the edge of Nottingham, to meet the significant growth and expansion requirements need to meet our growing export market. This new yard allows for a massive stock holding of more than 700 vehicles.

2003
Mar 13

2003 – Korea becomes a key market

2003 – Korea becomes a key market

2003 – Korea became a key market for us at the time because there was an age limit on vehicles. My Korean contact Georgie and I would pick up lots of Scania goodies there, from double drive bogies to engines and complete vehicles that were out of date in Korea.

2011
Mar 13

2011 – Truckmasters Global Truck Recyclers

2011 – Truckmasters Global Truck Recyclers

2011 – Truckmasters Global Truck Recylers was formed by mother and son. Charmaine had been in the heavy transport industry for over 30 years, and Byron has worked in the industry all his life. Truckmasters 1st premises was a single shed in Tongaat, KZN, South Africa selling truck spares and the repair and recondition of gearboxes and diffs.

2012
Mar 13

2012 – Tuxford’s associated with Truckmasters

2012 – Tuxford’s associated with Truckmasters

2012 – Tuxford’s formed an association with Truckmasters Global Truck Recyclers to assist RC Tuxfords in the export South African Trucks to Malaysia.v

2013
Mar 13

2013 – Tuxford’s opened a state of the art Storage facility

2013 – Tuxford’s opened a state of the art Storage facility

2013 – Tuxford’s opened their £2million purpose built new parts warehouse, which is just another step in our drive to provide customers with the best possible service.

2014
Mar 13

2014 – Tuxford – Environmentally aware / Recycling

2014 – Tuxford – Environmentally aware / Recycling

2014 – Tuxford – key steps taken to ensure we are as close to carbon neutral as possible and we proudly to hold a license for Vehicle Depollution & Dismantling, and we are an authorised Treatment Facility

2015
Mar 13

2015 – Obtained IS0 1401 Accreditation & end of life licence

2015 – Obtained IS0 1401 Accreditation & end of life licence

2015 – Obtained IS0 1401 Accreditation specifies requirements for an environmental management system. This Accreditation is very difficult to obtain, and is a clear indicator of our endeavor to reduce the environmental impact of our business.

Mar 13

2015 – Tuxford’s and Truckmasters alliance

2015 – Tuxford’s and Truckmasters alliance

2015 – Tuxford’s and Truckmasters Global Truck Recyclers formed an alliance, which includes an expansion of Tuxford’s African used trucks spares into Africa.

Mar 13

2015 – Truckmasters Global Truck Recyclers continual growth

Our Story Tuxford Africa

2015 – Truckmasters Global Truck Recyclers through continual growth moved to larger premises of 50,000 sqm to deal with growing market

2016
Mar 13

2016 – Truckmasters Global Truck Recyclers Become A Member Of The Tuxford’s Group of Companies

2016 – Truckmasters Global Truck Recyclers Become A Member Of The Tuxford’s Group of Companies

Truckmasters become a member of the Tuxford Group of Companies and was rebranded Tuxford Africa

2017
Jul 4

2017 – Tuxfords established a branch In Tanzania

The Tuxford Group strategically established a new Branch in Dar es Salaam, to service not only Tanzania, but several countries bordering Tanzania

The Team

Tuxford Africa are dedicated specialists in Sales, Shipping And Transportation. We provide Marine Insurance Support (All Risks Cargo Insurance available). We provide quality new parts and spares plus hundreds of vehicles.

Tuxford is fast, friendly, reliable and trustworthy - at a cost that is well-priced.

Sustaining the Environment.
We aim to recycle 100% of all truck & plant!

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